Saturday, May 7, 2011

We've MOVED! :)

Check out our brand new Creative Estates website!!  
Click HERE.
Pssst... there's a "Swagalicious Giveaway" going on right now!!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Tease #2

And another Creative Estates Conference 2012 Teaser!!  :)

Creative Estates Conference Teaser 2 from Shuggilippo on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Here is 14 seconds of awesome for you...

Creative Estates Conference Teaser from Shuggilippo on Vimeo.

{Thank you Jessi Sanfilippo for the first of several awesome videos}



We Want You!

There are many many awesome super fabulous things happening behind the scenes over here for the 2012 Creative Estates Conference.  But we can let one thing out of the bag right now...

Creative Estates has always been focused on the creative mind.  So, this is where you come in.  We want to feature you!  Do you have a super awesome tutorial you'd like to have featured?  How about interior decorating DIY projects?  A recipe that is to die for?  Blogging tips that are a must?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please email us!  We would absolutely love to feature you!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We'd Like To Clarify...

I am still getting several messages asking for clarification on which is the real Creative Estates Conference website and conference.  This site {which is getting a facelift this week} is the Official Creative Estates Conference site.

Creative Estates Conference 2012 will be held in Arizona March 1-4.  It will not be held in Salt Lake City, UT.

The other site, is owned by Tauni Everett and is in no affiliation with the actual Creative Estates Conference.  We have asked her repeatedly to remove the header and offered to purchase the domain name from her to alleviate any confusion.  She keeps insisting that her website will be changed as soon as she figures out a name for her conference.  We apologize for the confusion and are doing everything we can to try and eliminate it.  Thank you for your understanding.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Creative Estates Conference 2012

Little Houndstooth House made by me, and photographed by MyInsanity.

It's been almost 2 weeks since Creative Estates.
I can hardly believe it!
While I was certainly very busy, there were moments when I stopped for a minute and just looked around.
Watched the attendees laugh.  Watched new people meet each other.  Watched twitter or facebook friends meet in real life.  It was enough to take my breath away.
At Cupcakes and Cocktails on Thursday night before the conference started I had to stop and suck in a breath as I realized that Creative Estates was really real.  My dream came true and it was all because of everyone that attended, promoted, and stood by cheering me on.
I was in awe standing there for that split second with the realization that our neighbors had moved in.  Finally.  I realized then that you can never dream too big.  Ever.

So now things are changing.
As some may know, Tauni Everett and I have decided to part ways.
We are headed in different directions.
She is planning her own event in Utah {which is completely separate from CEC}, while Creative Estates remains here in Arizona!!

There was a ton of confusion about this earlier in the day, especially since our events were planned on the same weekend.  While the dates for next year's Creative Estates Conference were announced already at this year's CEC, I began seeing a lot of conflict and then people were coming to me feeling torn and pressured. So, in the interest of all you lovelies, we are changing the dates of Creative Estates so that no one has to choose or feel pressured.

Creative Estates is now being held from March 1 - 4, 2012.
It is in Arizona again next year.  I know many of you are thrilled about that.
What's even better about the date change?  March is national craft month!

There are a ton of things in the works that I am so excited about and can't wait to share.
We are really broadening the conference next year to many more avenues of creativity.
One of which includes book authors.

I can't tell you much more right now, but it's going to be incredible.

I sent out an email earlier tonight to past attendees, but please email me if you didn't receive the email and I will forward it on to you.  The email includes a Call To Speakers Application, Volunteer Application and a form for Conference Topic Suggestions!

Tickets for Creative Estates are on sale now!  Click here.
And because my goal for Creative Estates has always been to keep it affordable, I lowered the price from the $300 they were originally announced as, to $200.  Also, to make life a little sweeter, you can move into Creative Estates for less by purchasing an Early Bird Ticket for $145!  Early Bird tickets can be purchased until October 1, 2011.  Creative Estates Alumni  do get a special discount as well, so please email me for that information {}.

Also stay tuned!  Creative Estates will be getting a MAJOR facelift in the coming weeks!  The Houndstooth, yellow and houses will remain.  Long live the Houndstooth!  ;)

The Creative Estates Team and I are looking forward to being your neighbor in 2012!!

xo, Shey

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quick Announcement

We are excited to announce that we are in the process of gathering a great conference team for the Creative Estates Conference 2012 and are pleased to share that the event will remain in Arizona moving forward!

Keep an eye out for an email this week that will include our call for speakers, volunteers, and session topic suggestions as well as ticket and venue information! 

We're also rolling out a fabulous new design, thanks to the lovely Kristen at Ahoy Graphics, and cannot wait to share it with all of you.